07 November 2007

On Another Front (The Homefront)

From the AP:

Veterans make up one in four homeless people in the United States, though they are only 11 percent of the general adult population, according to a report to be released Thursday.

And homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job.


Some advocates say such an early presence of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan at shelters does not bode well for the future.

Emphasis mine. Uh, yeah. That sounds like a tragic understatement. Read the whole article here.